The Russian Presidential Election: What It Means for Politics, Economics and PNTR

Sergei Guriev, New Economic School

Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

March 6, 2012

Sergei Guriev, a leading Russian economist, discussed what Russia's March 4 presidential elections may mean for Russia's future and for the possible granting of permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) to Russia by the US Congress. He spoke at a Peterson Institute event held March 6, 2012.

Sergei Guriev is Morgan Stanley Professor of Economics and Rector of the New Economic School in Moscow. He is a member of the President of Russia's Council on Science, Education, and Technology. He is also a board member of Sberbank (Savings Bank of the Russian Federation) and Rosselkhozbank (Russian Agricultural Bank). Dr. Guriev has had a one-year post-doctoral fellowship at MIT and has been a visiting assistant professor at Princeton University and has won many international prizes. The New Economic School is a partner with the Peterson Institute and the CSIS in their joint Russia Balance Sheet project.

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